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USPTO Connects with Entrepreneurs and Startups in California

Fri, 2015-08-07 14:08

The U.S. Department of Commerce hosts a number of programs that support startups and entrepreneurs, and create the necessary conditions for innovation. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) supports innovation by issuing patents and trademarks that protect intellectual property, which incentivizes entrepreneurs to create the next generation of consumer products and business models.

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West Wing Week: 08/07/15 or, "The Measure Of A Leader"

Fri, 2015-08-07 13:39

This week, the President announced a new historic action to cut harmful carbon pollution, advocated for the Iran deal, celebrated his 54th birthday, and inaugurated a new class of Mandela fellows.

Friday, July 31st

The President signed a three-month extension of the highway funding bill. 

The President celebrated the 2013 winners of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching.

Monday, August 3rd

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Business Schools Come Together to Expand Opportunities for Women in Business

Fri, 2015-08-07 12:15

Women now make up nearly half of our workforce and are a substantial majority of college graduates. Households are now more likely to involve a more even split of home and work responsibilities than ever before.
Yet the U.S. labor market has not fully adapted to these changes, with too few businesses recognizing that many of their workers — men and women — need to be able to balance home and professional responsibilities. Every day, businesses are realizing that change is essential to their bottom line.

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Business Schools Come Together to Expand Opportunities for Women in Business

Fri, 2015-08-07 12:15

Over the last few decades, the American workforce has evolved dramatically. Women now make up nearly half of our workforce and are a substantial majority of college graduates. Households are now more likely to involve a more even split of home and work responsibilities than ever before.
Yet the U.S. labor market has not fully adapted to these changes, with too few businesses recognizing that many of their workers — men and women — need to be able to balance home and professional responsibilities. Every day, businesses are realizing that change is essential to their bottom line.

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Grand Slam Day for America’s High-Growth Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and Its Startups

Fri, 2015-08-07 11:38

On August 4, President Barack Obama hosted the first ever White House Demo Day, and what a day it was.   The content of the day is front and...

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The Employment Situation in July

Fri, 2015-08-07 09:30

The economy added 215,000 jobs in July, while the unemployment rate held steady at 5.3 percent—its lowest level since 2008. Over the past two years, our economy created 5.7 million jobs, the strongest two-year job growth since 2000. And our businesses have created 13.0 million jobs over the past 65 straight months, extending the longest streak on record. But despite the rapid pace of recent growth, some slack left over from the financial crisis remains in our labor market, and there is more work to do to ensure that we continue to make progress.

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#JonVoyage: Our 4 Favorite Moments from President Obama's Interviews on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"

Thu, 2015-08-06 20:45

"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" has become one of the most influential programs on television by offering honest, passionate analysis and satirical commentary of the news. Politicians, network executives, and everyday Americans tune in four times a week and esteem his segments for their thoughtful monologues, sharp correspondents, and well-timed celebrity guests.

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#JonVoyage: Our 4 Top Moments from President Obama's Interviews on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"

Thu, 2015-08-06 20:45

President Obama and Jon Stewart have chatted over the years on the Daily Show, about everything from electoral politics and foreign policy to the media and the Vice President's attire.
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" has become one of the most influential programs on television by offering honest, passionate analysis and satirical commentary of the news. Politicians, network executives, and everyday Americans tune in four times a week and esteem his segments for their thoughtful monologues, sharp correspondents, and well-timed celebrity guests.

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President Obama, Congressman John Lewis, and Others Mark the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

Thu, 2015-08-06 18:29

Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. introduces President Barack Obama, with Attorney General Loretta Lynch, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building South Court Auditorium, Aug. 6, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Obama, Congressman John Lewis, and Others on the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

Thu, 2015-08-06 18:29

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Fifty years ago, on August 6, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law — a landmark piece of legislation breaking down barriers across the South that prevented countless African Americans from voting.
This afternoon, President Obama hosted a discussion here at the White House to mark the Act's 50th anniversary, featuring Congressman John Lewis, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry, and others.

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